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Pathological Resistance to Change Does Not Make Us Great

Looking backwards won't make us great. We need innovation to tackle big problems like energy outages and their impact on the elderly. Our collective resilience depends on it.

Ten Essential Success Hacks That You Won’t Learn in School

By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on June 16, 2017 in Motivate!
Achieving personal success and financial freedom requires more than knowing facts. Win at life when you master these essential lessons.

Why Do Man Buns Inspire Instant Vitriol?

By Gregg McBride on June 10, 2017 in The Weight-ing Game
With the advent of social media, we’ve all become a little more “brave” in regard to sharing our opinions. The parallels to other life disagreements have not been lost on me.

The Fatal Flaw in Dating Advice

By Ken Page L.C.S.W. on June 06, 2017 in Finding Love
Most dating advice promises lasting love, but erodes our chance of ever finding it. The secret to success isn't about your attractiveness. It's about your attractions.

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What Has Life Taught You So Far?

Problems teach us what we need to learn; success is life in a process of learning from our mistakes.

Get Fluent in Life: Learn How, Why, and Ways to Do It Better

What do you wish you'd had the opportunity, the talent, the strength, and the discipline to place into your life's intellectual carry-on?

Is Your 'True Self' an Inner Child or an Inner Adult?

Is your "true self" an Inner Child or an Inner Adult?

Some Thoughts on Healing

Does curiosity kill the cat?
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The Freudian Account of Leadership Failure and Derailment

The Leadership literature shown that a surprisingly high number of business managers cock-up badly. The question is why and what the Freudian interpretation has to offer?

What Price Wisdom?

This is a fair enough question to ask nowadays, given the apparent lack of wisdom in both the statements made and the policies followed by so many of the world’s leaders.

Complements and Substitutes

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on May 03, 2017 in Ambigamy
If they have this trait, do they have that trait? We deal with such questions a lot. Understanding substitutes and complements can help us answer them well.

Seed

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 02, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story

A Climate Scientist's Talk at the March for Science

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on May 02, 2017 in Rabble Rouser
A climate scientist speaks at the march for science in a way that acknowledges the limitations to science, and the value of skepticism and alternative views.

How Love Can Play Tricks On You

It’s very easy to ignore bad signs when you are falling in love, but you need to pay attention.

Wisdom From the Elders

To get the full value of joy, you must have somebody to divide it with. - Mark Twain

The Secret of Dealing With Fear and Stress

What are effective management strategies to deal with fear and stress?

Religious and Rational?

Can you be religious and rational? A United Methodist minister provides his answers to that question!

A Conversation With Dani Shapiro About Memory and Marriage

By Jennifer Haupt on April 26, 2017 in One True Thing
"I was aware that in attempting to tell the truth of our marriage I was at risk of exposing or betraying it. That was the high-wire act."

Cultivating the Pasture They Put You Out To

The question is whether any further investment is worth the effort given the lifespan one foresees.
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Are You a Good Critical Thinker?

A proposal about what it is to be a good critical thinker. And a totally unscientific quiz to test your critical thinking skills.

Norma

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 23, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story about the ethics of stealing from the powerful.

18 Tweets on Emotional Health

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 20, 2017 in How To Do Life
Sometimes, a bit of advice can be a time-effective source of improvement.
Used by permission from www.zen-buddhism.net

Lessons from Zen Master Grandpa Jerry

By Steve Albrecht DBA on April 19, 2017 in The Act of Violence
Learn to love life's little moments.

How Can We Help a Person to Overcome Chronic Guilt?

By Susan Rako M.D. on April 17, 2017 in More Light
When your patient is suffering from chronic guilt, could it be that something else is really at issue?
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Mottos I Live By

By Paul Ekman Ph.D. on April 12, 2017 in Face It!
Perseverance with the help of three mottos.

Stop Schlepping Through Life

By Colleen Long Psy.D. on April 12, 2017 in The Happiness Rx
A Tip for the graduates...with a little help from Marley.

Face-it Versus Escapist Coping Strategies

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on April 10, 2017 in Ambigamy
Do you reduce stress in ways that increase or decrease your peripheral vision?
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Lessons From a Navy Seal

By Susan Noonan MD on April 10, 2017 in View From the Mist
Is making your bed important? The navy seals seem to think so!
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The Nixon Health Care Solution

In health care, the past is way ahead of the future.

Thinking Beyond the Third Dimension

By Gayil Nalls Ph.D. on April 07, 2017 in Sensoria
What mathematicians know to be true is astounding, and none of it informs any of the discussions we're having.

Travel Solo, Unlock Your Purpose

Still waiting for that "Aha" moment? Find your life's purpose with an open-mind, courage, and a passport.

The Gift

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 06, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story on sacrifice.

Hope

Hope remains, psychologically, a paradoxical mental phenomenon.